Skip to comments.America Throws Long (Noonan's schoolgirl crush on Obama, Palin Derangement Syndrome continues)
Posted on 11/14/2008 12:39:49 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
I've been traveling in New York and Texas, and it's all Obamarama all the time. People mention Sarah Palin (there was appreciative laughter the other day in Houston when a speaker said wistfully that the Alaska governor may soon discover the power of silence), and now and then President Bush (not oftenpeople move on with a finality that is brutal), but the topic is Barack Obama. There is continuing national curiosity at and discussion of the mystery of the manwhat does he think, what will he do?coupled with a great sense of expectation, and a high sense of anxiety.
The reasons behind the preoccupation are obviousnew president, new directionsbut one new aspect sharpens it. A week and a half after the election, the idea has settled in that America just threw long. People hadn't heard of Mr. Obama two years ago, they know they don't really know him now, and they just gave him the presidency. America threw long, and America is praying for a dazzling reception. People want him to catch the ball.
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Someone must’ve buried Peggy Noonan in that old Indian burial ground, out there beyond the Pet Semetary.
> There is continuing national curiosity at and discussion of the mystery of the manwhat does he think, what will he do?
Shouldn’t they have asked these questions before the election?
Peggy has morphed into the equivalent of an old bag easily worked up into a frenzy by any run-of-the-mill Elvis impersonator.
Peggy? “It’s Over”.
Peggy is Arianna Huffington without the accent or the chip on her shoulder from the gay husband—two dopes who finally surrendered to their leftist hearts which were always beating down there.
I think it's more like America just realized it bought a lemon.
False Gods bring trouble.
Many have forgotten the 1st Commandment.
"Ape Shall Not Kill Ape"...?
(Kidding! Kidding! It's early in the A.M., is all.) ;)
Excellent post. Well stated and right on.
Peggy’s finishing-school manner - - she talks like she’s balancing a plate on her head - - always bothered me, and now she’s rendered herself irrelvant by her continued harping on a popular woman who is younger and prettier than she is.
If you have anything to say about it, Peggy.
Mr. Obama, on the other hand, has an air of natural restraint, of reserve.
I think the phrase you're looking for, Peggy, is "stark, freezing terror."
His small joke at Nancy Reagan's expense the other day was the sort of joke they make in the leftosphere. The rightosphere has its jokes too. But America doesn't live in the leftosphere or the rightosphere.
Please, don't try to make this a "they ALL do it" moment. Bush never did crap like this. You don't even pick up of the utter bullsht of his "unity" talk followed by chosing Emanuel and then THIS kind of thing? Simply put--are you blind, or just have a mad crush?
Everyone asks whither the Republicans, what should they do first?
This part of the piece is so insincere and rote. Peggy doesn't care what Republicans do, she's just fretting over which dress to wear to the inaugural ball.
Man, I'm gonna have a stroke before he's out of office.
I enjoyed "What I Saw at the Revolution" when I read it years ago, but her career certainly never reached that height again. Her essays are compendiums of accepted wisdom in perfumed prose that are all cookie-cutter alike--"On the one hand, this--on the other hand, that. But Americans love a fighter, and will stand tall with--" blah blah blah. Give me an Ann Coulter column, I don't always agree with her but she's funnier, tells me things I don't know already, and when her columns are over I want to read more.
Came in at #3 in this poll, which I like to think speaks for itself. ;)
That's because you never get off of the press bus, Peggy. :D
America Throws Long? More like America Throws Up.
*sigh* The rockefeller republicans have gone mad. They voted for Bush thinking he would turn out to be another Reagan and in their disappointment see the Gipper instead in an awkward, arab-american marxist.
Modern media has destroyed the minds of many of our greatest.
I’ve always wondered what the elitist think they know? They sure are full of themselves aren’t they?
I think you've just stumbled upon your new tag line. ;)
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